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A Gentleman in Moscow
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This is an engaging novel that encompasses the great span of time from the fall of the Russian Czar to a few decades before the fall of the Soviet Union. The main character is engaging, well drawn and humorous, and the narrator is at tim...
Swing Time
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Swing Time by Zadie Smith It is a nice, beautifully written novel about the friendship of two young women and racial identity. It has great lines like “those were my salad days of impossible heels” (354) and is a fantastic book for mento...
Highly Illogical Behavior
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Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley is a coming of age story for high school readers about a boy Sol who is agoraphobic and girl Lisa whose mission is to help this Sol in order to further her ambition to go to college for psyc...
Okay for Now
it was amazing
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt is a middle grade novel with a male protagonist who will resonate with audiences in both middle and high school levels. The main character, a spin off of characters and events in the novel Wednesday Wars and ...
If You Come Softly
it was amazing
Jacqueline Woodson could single handedly fill the shelves of my classroom lending library. If You come Softly is a sweet love story that embraces race, socio-economic status, stereotypes, and family relations. Set in Brooklyn, Miah and E...



Welcome to NEATE!

New England Association of Teachers of English

2018 Fall Conference Call for Proposals

Speak Up! Finding and Using Our Voices in a Noisy World

October 19th and 20th, at the Holiday Inn, Mansfield, Massachusetts

Deadline for proposals is June 1, 2018. 

Click here for more information and to submit a proposal!

NEATE Writing Contest for Students

The deadline for the Annual NEATE Writing Contest for Students is right around the corner.  The deadline for submissions is March 2, 2018. This deadline has been extended to accommodate various winter breaks.  Please consider encouraging your students to enter. Click here for contest details.


Congratulations to the Winners

of the 2017 NEATE Writing Contest for Students


High School

Poetry: Joyce Hida, grade 12 of Rockville High School, CT for “Amerika.”

Sponsoring teacher: Victoria Nordlund


Fiction:  Christopher Ravosa, grade 12 of Northwest Catholic High School, CT for “Of the Dust of the Ground.”

Sponsoring teacher: Jeffery Przech


Nonfiction: Clara Bradley, grade 12 of Bangor High School, ME for “Truth in Falling and Flying: A Memoir.”

Sponsoring teacher: Stephanie Hendrix


Middle School

Poetry: Abby Tran, grade 8 of Oyster River Middle School, NH for “In the World of Forgetfulness.”

Sponsoring teacher: Linda Rief


Fiction: Rowan Brown, grade 8 of Oyster River Middle School, NH for “The Warehouse.”

Sponsoring teacher: Linda Rief


Nonfiction: Ella Gianino, grade 8 of Oyster River Middle School, NH for “Taste, Touch, Travel.”

Sponsoring teacher: Linda Rief

You can read these wonderful pieces in future editions of NEATE Publications!


Thank you to everyone who submitted and who sponsored a student writer!



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